Despicable Me 2 [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

Despicable Me 2 [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

by Pharrell Williams
     
 

The soundtrack for the sequel to Universal's hit 2010 animated comedy Despicable Me follows a familiar script, once again utilizing the talents of multi-faceted pop handyman Pharrell Williams and composer Heitor Pereira (Spy Kids, Curious George, The Smurfs). More heavily weighted toward Pereira'sSee more details below

Overview

The soundtrack for the sequel to Universal's hit 2010 animated comedy Despicable Me follows a familiar script, once again utilizing the talents of multi-faceted pop handyman Pharrell Williams and composer Heitor Pereira (Spy Kids, Curious George, The Smurfs). More heavily weighted toward Pereira's appropriately mischievous score than the last time around, it's Williams' contributions that pack the most punch. The obvious single is the leadoff cut "Scream," which pits the inimitable CeeLo Green against an infectious, Motown-inspired shimmy that doesn't waste a single beat, but sunny, buoyant soul-pop confections like "Just a Cloud Away" and "Happy" hold their own as well, and serve as necessary buffers for novelty pieces like "Another Irish Drinking Song" and covers of "I Swear" and "Y.M.C.A," all three of which are delivered via the Chipmunks-rendered voices of the Minions, the wee, yellow, potato-shaped creatures that accompany Gru, the film's Steve Carell-voiced protagonist, as he does despicable things.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/18/2013
Label:
Backlot Music
UPC:
0857970002363
catalogNumber:
236
Rank:
541

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Pharrell Williams   Primary Artist,Vocals
Steve Kujala   Flute
Bruce Dukov   Violin,Concert Master
John Fumo   Trumpet
Phil Ayling   Oboe
Rick Baptist   Trumpet
Charlie Bisharat   Violin
Curt Bisquera   Drums
Darius Campo   Violin
Alvin Chea   Bass (Vocal)
Zach Danziger   Percussion
Brian Dembow   Viola
Jeff Driskill   Clarinet,Flute
Stephen Erdody   Cello
Stefanie Fife   Cello
Daniel Fornero   Trumpet
Walt Fowler   Trumpet
Julie Gigante   Violin
Nick Glennie-Smith   Conductor
Gary Grant   Trumpet
Daniel Greco   Marimbas
Alan Grunfeld   Violin
Jeff Gunn   Tenor (Vocal)
Paula Hochhalter   Cello
Greg Huckins   Clarinet
Alan Kaplan   Trombone
Dennis Karmazyn   Cello
Roland Kato   Viola
Michael Klein   Percussion
John Leftwich   Bass
Dane Little   Cello
Warren Luening   Trumpet
John McCurry   Guitar
Edward Meares   Bass
Yvonne S. Moriarty   Horn
Charlie Morillas   Trombone
Helen Nightengale   Violin
Vladimir Polimatidi   Violin
Katia Popov   Violin
William Roper   Tuba
Jay Rosen   Violin
Geri Rotella   Flute
Kim Scholes   Cello
Doug Tornquist   Tuba
Cecilia Tsan   Cello
Josefina Vergara   Violin
Roger Wilkie   Violin
Susan Chatman   Violin
Daniel Kelley   Horn
Andrew Shulman   Cello
Christina Soule   Cello
John Walz   Cello
Drew Dembowski   Bass
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach   Trombone
Bob Joyce   Bass (Vocal)
Wayne Bergeron   Trumpet
Norm Hughes   Concert Master
Natalie Leggett   Violin
Timothy Landauer   Cello
Tim Lefebvre   Bass
Cee Lo Green   Vocals
Nico Abondolo   Bass
Chris Bleth   Oboe
Shawn Mann   Viola
Darrin McCann   Viola
Sara Parkins   Violin
Aaron Draper   Percussion
David Washburn   Trumpet
David Parmeter   Bass
Clayton Sears   Guitar
Irina Voloshina   Violin
Eun Mee Ahn   Violin
Rose Corrigan   Bassoon
Sean McDermott   Tenor (Vocal)
Trevor Handy   Cello
Sarah Thornblade   Violin
Centre For Young Musicians   Vocals
Dick Wells   Tenor (Vocal)
Erika Duke   Cello
Philip Vaiman   Violin
Dave Walther   Viola
Ana Landauer   Violin
Adam Blackstone   Bass
Alyssa Park   Violin
Jasper Randall   Tenor (Vocal)
Stephen Grimm   Bass (Vocal)
Jenny Kim   Horn
Andrew Duckles   Viola
Greg Davies   Bass (Vocal)
Gerardo Hilera   Violin
Sarah Schmidt   Keyboards
Diane Freiman Reynolds   Soprano (Vocal)
Jenny Graham   Soprano (Vocal)
Rhea Dummett   Background Vocals
Rudolph Stein   Cello
Lisa Liu   Violin
Jessica Rotter   Soprano (Vocal)
Tereza Stanislav   Violin
Gerald White   Tenor (Vocal)
Steve McKie   Percussion
Fletcher Sheridan   Tenor (Vocal)
Joe Matthews   Children's Voices
Daniel Rosenboom   Trumpet
Serena McKinney   Violin
Maya Magub   Violin
Stephen Amerson   Tenor (Vocal)
Mark Adams   Horn
Robert Brophy   Viola
A.J. Teshin   Tenor (Vocal)
Stephen Dress   Bass
Armen Ksajikian   Cello
Stuart Clark   Clarinet
Jules Green   Bass (Vocal)
Aaron Smith   Trumpet
Alex Iles   Trombone
Steven Holtman   Trombone
Phillip Teele   Trombone
Victoria Miskolczy   Viola
Jim Campbell   Bass (Vocal)
James Thatcher   Horn
Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick   Cello
Michael Geiger   Bass (Vocal)
Phillip Levy   Violin
Kenneth Munday   Bassoon
Gary Hickman   Tuba
Steven Becknell   Horn
Tamara Hatwan   Violin
Mario de León   Violin
Eric Bradley   Bass (Vocal)
Matthew Funes   Viola
Cindy O'Connor   Soprano (Vocal)
Jon Lewis   Trumpet
Mark Edward Smith   Bass (Vocal)
Karen Whipple Schnurr   Soprano (Vocal)
Gregg Geiger   Bass (Vocal)
Steven Harms   Tenor (Vocal)
Chris Mann   Tenor (Vocal)
Bijon Watson   Trumpet
Teri Eiko Koide   Soprano (Vocal)
Chris Renaud   Vocals
Minions   Ensemble
Daniel Higgins   Clarinet,Flute
Kevin Connolly   Violin
John Kimberling   Tenor (Vocal)
Steve Pence   Bass (Vocal)
Jessica E. Guideri   Violin
Suzanne Waters   Soprano (Vocal)
Phillip Keen   Trombone
Dylan Hart   Horn
Darek Cobbs   Keyboards
Laura Brenes   Horn
Karissa Lee   Children's Voices
Brian O'Connor   Horn
Allen Fogle   Horn
Emma S. Gunn   Children's Voices
Shamika Hightower   Background Vocals
Pierre Coffin   Vocals
Merit Leighton   Children's Voices
Max Kilpatrick   Children's Voices
Mason Purece   Children's Voices
Marvin B. Gordy   Percussion
Marlowe Peyton   Children's Voices
Levi Gunn   Children's Voices
Joss Saltzman   Children's Voices
Joseph Golightly   Tenor (Vocal)
Jose Hernandez   Trumpet
Jasmine Murray   Background Vocals
Holly Sedillos   Soprano (Vocal)
Hannah Messinger   Children's Voices
Emily Titman   Children's Voices
Cole Konis   Children's Voices
Christian Mancuso   Children's Voices
Catherine Matthew   Children's Voices
Ashley L. Lee   Background Vocals
Aria Gunn   Children's Voices
Alaman Diadhou   Children's Voices
Will Goldman   Bass (Vocal)
Trevon Henderson   Background Vocals
Terrence Rolle   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Johannes Brahms   Original Material
Bruce Fowler   Orchestra Leader
Ladd McIntosh   Orchestration
Ali Dee   Producer
Gary Baker   Composer
Henri Belolo   Composer
Alan Meyerson   Scoring Recordist
Jacques Morali   Composer
Anthony Willis   Arranger
Victor Willis   Composer
Eric Liljestrand   Engineer
Pharrell Williams   Composer,Lyricist,Producer,Theme Music
Kevin Globerman   Scoring Recordist
Andrew Coleman   Arranger,Engineer,Digital Editing
Greg Dicostanzo   Composer
Bobby Tahouri   Arranger
Ghazi Hourani   Assistant Arranger
Josh Gudwin   Assistant Arranger
Philip Cohen   Music Business Affairs
Paul Sabourin   Composer
Reuben Cohen   Mastering
Frank Myers   Composer
Mike Larson   Arranger,Engineer,Digital Editing
Chris Renaud   Composer
Sean Phelan   Engineer
Chris Meledandri   Executive Producer
Sebastian Zuleta   Assistant Arranger,Composer's Assistant
Heitor Pereira   Composer,Producer
Julian Prindle   Engineer
Cameron Hotchkis   Composer's Assistant
Azeo Torre   Composer's Assistant
Ted Reedy   Composer's Assistant

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